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PHP Date and Time Tutorial

PHP allows you to use the date() function to format a time and/or date.

The php date function accepts 2 arguments: date(format, timestamp).

The format argument is always required and specifies the format to display the date in.

The timestamp argument is optional and can be used as an alternate to the server time.

<?php
echo date("Y-m-d");
echo "<br />";
echo date("Y/m/d");
echo "<br />";
echo date("M d, Y");
echo "<br />";
echo date("F d, Y");
echo "<br />";
echo date("D M d, Y");
echo "<br />";
echo date("l F d, Y");
echo "<br />";
echo date("l F d, Y, h:i:s");
echo "<br />";
echo date("l F d, Y, h:i A"); ?>

The code above creates the date and timestamps below:

2017-04-27
2017/04/27
Apr 27, 2017
April 27, 2017
Thu Apr 27, 2017
Thursday April 27, 2017
Thursday April 27, 2017, 09:46:58
Thursday April 27, 2017, 09:46 AM